Let’s talk about getting that Real Estate License! In order to obtain your real estate license, you’ll need to take the broker pre-licensing course. We offer day and evening classes across our different campuses to accommodate your schedule. The course is 75 hours long that requires 80% attendance. At the end of the class there will be a class exam that requires a passing grade of 75% or higher in order to successfully complete the course. Once you have passed the class exam you would go on to submit your application to take the National & State licensing test (this is scheduled outside of the classroom and normally costs between $100-$150.) Once both of those exams have been passed and your background check comes back (that is a $30 fee outside of the classroom) then you will receive your real estate license.
Once you have your license then you will need to affiliate with a firm. A lot of firms require you to become a REALTOR® which is a membership that costs $491.00 annually. The association also charges a $300.00 orientation fee that is due at the time of registration. Dues are prorated monthly. You will need access to the MLS which is billed on a quarterly basis of $150 ($50 each month.) You can learn more about becoming a REALTOR® here.
It is really important to research the Real Estate company that you associate with as each one provides different perks, training programs, and are more specialized in helping new agents kick start their career.